Select Committee on European Union Thirty-Second Report


CHAPTER 1: Background

1.  This is the sixth Annual Report on the work of the European Union Select Committee and its seven Sub-Committees. This report covers the Committee's work from November 2007 to October 2008. The Committee's terms of reference can be found at Appendix 1.

2.  There are five principal areas of activity through which the Committee and its Sub-Committees carry out their work and these are as follows:

  • Routine Scrutiny
  • Committee Inquiries and Reports
  • One-off hearings
  • Contacts with the European Commission
  • Contacts with other Parliaments

3.  Chapter 2 of this report highlights some of the major pieces of work carried out in each of these areas while Chapter 3 looks at some of the procedural matters which have arisen over the past year.

4.  We make this report for the information of the House. No Government response is required.


 
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